True Colors: Pink Punch

Toss a shock of ultramodern neon into a pool of pastels & graphic prints for a color palette that really pops

0813-true-colors-bright-stone-jewleryBe Dazzled

Colorful cut glass is trending in a big way. Kate Spade earrings $98 at Kate Spade, 600 Pine St, Seattle, 206-223-5539, and J. Crew necklace $95 at J. Crew, visit for locations

0813-true-colors-bow-tiesTie One On

Because real men accessorize with pink—and fresh minty tones, too. Cotton pocket square $20 and silk bow ties $55 at Brooks Brothers, visit for locations

0813-true-colors-fondant-cut-out-cakeHeart You

We asked the cake gals at Baked to cook up a modern showpiece; the asymmetrical tiers and fondant pops of color are spot-on. Prices vary according to order. Baked, 206-307-4847,

0813-true-colors-laser-cut-invitesBig Send-off

This’ll grab their attention: Paper Paramour designer Christabelle Granadosin laser-cut custom invitations and backed them with neon papers. Prices vary according to order. Paper Paramour, 425-241-8234,

0813-true-colors-lime-green-pumpNice Stems

Christian Dior’s Day-Glo pumps are real showstoppers. $810 at Nordstrom, visit for locations

0813-true-colors-paper-lanternsPaper Moons

Hang Chinese lanterns near the altar to frame your vows, or let them light up outside seating areas. About $7 each at Uwajimaya, visit for locations


To Go Order

Consider color-blocked chopsticks or other small table items that can double as take-home favors. About $4 each at Uwajimaya, visit for locations


Style File

JLM’s peplum bridesmaid frock and Romance Collection’s bridal gown cue a chic vibe. $230 at Bella Bridesmaid, 2560 Third Ave, Seattle, 206-728-5965, and $1,289 at LaineeMeg Bridal, 1212 First St, Snohomish, 360-563-9900,

0813-true-colors-local-treasuresOh, How Sweet

Shop ethnic markets, toy stores, and thrift shops for fun treasures under $3 and use them to make table numbers, name card extras, or gift bags for the wedding party. Widely available at stores like Daiso Japan, Archie McPhee, and Value Village


Let the guys get attached to fresh flowers or inventive paper medals—or a combo of each. Prices vary according to order. Handmade badges by Heathoriginal, 206-422-2136, and floral boutonniere by Fiori Floral Design, 206-329-3944,

0813-true-colors-streamer-bride-chair Hot Seats

Have a friend or family member secure ribbons and custom-made signs to your reception chairs. Prices vary according to order. Signage by Love Bird Creative, 206-306-3662, and Chivari chairs from ABC Special Event Rentals by Cort, 877-939-7368,

0813-true-colors-decorative-linensgraphic arts

Use the most expressive linen elements to dress tables for gifts, seating assignments, and desserts. Prices vary according to order. Choice Linens, 206-728-7731,